Ms. Lee is a Partner in the Ares Private Equity Group. Ms. Lee also serves as the Los Angeles Chair for the Ares Network of Empowered Women, which seeks to empower women firmwide to thrive at Ares while fostering an inclusive environment of collaboration. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, Ms. Lee was an Investment Banking Generalist at J.P. Morgan, where she participated in the execution of a variety of transactions including leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity financings across various industries. Ms. Lee currently serves on the Board of Directors of the parent entity of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. She holds a B.S.B.A. from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business in Corporate Finance and a B.S. from the University of Southern California Leventhal School of Accounting in Accounting.